THR's Power Business Managers 2013
To thrive in show business, Crow says his clients have had to become multidimensional, like Chris Hardwick, a comic, producer and host of AMC's Talking Dead. (Crow also manages Shailene Woodley, Jared Leto and composer David Foster.) His practice similarly has evolved, expanding during the past 17 years to include movies, TV, music, content deals, and nonprofits and foundations.
He says no to too-expensive houses or nightclubs, but he never forgets it is his clients' money, not his. "I lay out a spreadsheet and say, 'Here are the consequences,' " says Crow, adding: "I want to be a partner with my client. If I'm just the 'no' guy, that would be polarizing and offensive."